Friday, July 23, 2010

Sally's Weekly Update for 07/16/10

Happy Friday folks.

A couple of things:
I've been out for the past three days and the emails are piling up. I haven't lost them, I just haven't replied to many of them yet. If you're waiting for an answer from me, please be patient, I'll get there!

Also, you'll notice beaucoup de signed books this week. We had the Thrillerfest party last Friday and many of the authors in attendance signed their books. In some cases, we have very few copies, so put in your orders.

I'm reading The Whisperers by John Connolly right now. What are you reading?

Sally Owen
The Mysterious Bookshop

The Mysterious Bookshop

58 Warren Street

New York, NY 10007

Ph: 212-587-1011

Fax: 212-587-1126

Open Seven Days, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.


Friday, July 23rd 6.30p.m. - 8.00p.m.

Hal Ackerman will read from and discuss his debut novel

Stein Stoned

Described as "Fletch" meets "The Big Lebowski"

Available in Hardcover $24.95 and Paperback $14.95


We would like to have some idea of numbers before ordering the following books from the UK:

Lee Child - Worth Dying For

This follow up to 61 Hours will be a U.K. "True" first edition. It will be signed

Please note that the U.S. edition of this title will be a Crime Club Selection when it is published here. Also signed of course.

Stuart Neville - Collusion

Again, this will be a U.K. "True" first edition. It will also be a trade paperback, and may not be signed.

The U.S. Edition will be the first hardcover edition. We don’t know yet if we are getting signed copies.

Please pre-order these three items. Thanks


Evidence of Murder is Lisa Black’s second novel featuring forensic investigator Theresa Maclean. A young woman has been found dead in the woods with no marks on her that might suggest foul play, but Theresa suspects foul play anyway. $24.99

A Night of Long Knives by Rebecca Cantrell once again features Hannah Vogel, a journalist who has vowed never to set foot in her native Germany while the Nazis are in power. Ernst Rohm, who claims to be the father of Hannah’s child, has other ideas and Hannah finds herself in Munich. But the timing is bad for the head of the SA - Hitler has just ordered his execution, along with that of hundreds of storm troopers. The Night of the Long Knives has begun. $24.99

David Carnoy’s debut, Knife Music, is a gripping thriller. Six months ago, Dr. Ted Cogan treated a young girl hurt in a car accident. Now she’s dead and the police are asking questions. It seems the high-school sophomore was raped and that she committed suicide. Cogan must clear his name. A First Mystery Club Selection. $24.95

The Barbary Pirates by William Dietrich is the latest Ethan Gate adventure. This time he’s up against the Barbary Pirates, a powerful band of Muslim outlaws from North Africa. $25.99

R.J. Ellory, looking very spiffy in his new beard, signed copies of the U.S. edition of The Anniversary Man. He’s becoming a huge favorite with our customers. $24.95

Running Dark, Jamie Freveletti’s second thriller featuring biochemist Emma Caldridge begins as Emma reaches mile thirty-six of the fifty-five mile Comrades Ultramarathon in South Africa. A roadside bomb explodes disorienting Emma who, dazed, regains consciousness to find a man standing over her with a white plastic injector. $24.99

Crashers is Dana Haynes first book. When a passenger plane crashes outside Portland, Oregon, a team of experts, known as "crashers" assembles to discover the truth behind the crash. This is not the book to read on your next plane trip, but it is extraordinarily well done. $24.99

In Silencing Sam by Julie Kramer a widely despised gossip columnist is found shot to death. Riley Spartz must secretly investigate a case in which she becomes the prime suspect. $23.99

The Dragon Factory by Jonathan Maberry features Joe Ledger and The DMS (Department of Military Sciences) who must stop two competing groups of geneticists from a) creating exotic transgenic monsters, or b) using technology to continue the Nazi master race. They have their work cut out for them! This is a Trade Paperback Original. $14.99

In The Rule of Nine by Steve Martini, Paul Madriani tackles the Old Weatherman who is planning an attack to drive a stake through the heart of the right-wing establishment and bury it for good. He has set his sights on the seat of the United States government in the heart of Washington DC, and Madriani must stop him. $26.99

The Spot: Stories by David Means contains thirteen new stories by one of the best short story writers at work today. $23.00

Boyd Morrison’s debut, The Ark features archaeologist Dilara Kenner who finds herself in search of an artifact known as Noah’s Ark. She must find it in seven days before its secret is used to wipe out civilization once again. $24.99

Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto went into second printing before publication. And no wonder. Pizzolatto is being compared to Cormac McCarthy. On the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that his boss, a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. We have signed first editions. $25.00

Red November by W. Craig Reed is not to be missed by anyone interested in the Cold War. Reed, a former U.S. Navy diver provides an extraordinarily exciting narrative of the underwater struggles and espionage operations between the United States and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics between 1945 and 1992. Non-Fiction. $27.99

A Special Place is a rumination on the nature of evil by Peter Straub. The story of Keith Hayward and his irresistible fascination with death stands alone, but is also a companion piece to A Dark Matter, Straub’s novel from earlier this year. $14.95. A Dark Matter. $26.95

The Wolves of Fairmount Park is Dennis Tafoya’s second crime novel in which the details of a drive-by shooting of two teenagers in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood are filled in from four perspectives. $25.99


The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green, Burt, NY. 1928. (Originally published in 1978) SIGNED. $375.00

Photoplay edition, with scenes from the movie inserted. Frequently (erroneously) described as the first American detective novel by a woman, this is nonetheless an important title, being chosen as a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Spine tips a bit rubbed, else a fine tight copy. SIGNED and inscribed by the author: "Mr. Richard Ladd Gifford/It is with pleasure I write/my name in this book/Anna Katharine Green Rohlfs/August 1928."

X Y Z by Anna Katharine Green, Putnam, NY. 1883. First Edition. $375.00

Very scarce short story collection. Issued in stiff wrappers, there are chips on the two lower corners of the front cover, a bit of rubbing to a portion of the lower spine, else very good - an unusually tight copy.

A Difficult Problem The Staircase at the Heart’s Delight and Other Stories by Anna Katharine Green, Lupton, NY. 1900. $100.00

Tips of spine a bit rubbed, name inside front cover, else a fine copy.

Three Thousand Dollars by Anna Katharine Green, Badger, Boston. First Edition. 1910. SIGNED. $450.00

Spine lettering rubbed off , else very good or better copy of an uncommon title. SIGNED and inscribed by the author: "For my cousin/Elizabeth D. Shephard/With the constant/affection of the author/Anna Katharine Green Rohlfs/December 1909."

3rd Omnibus of Crime by Dorothy L. Sayers, Coward, NY. 1935. First U.S. Edition. $65.00

An exceptionally fine copy in the uncommon dust jacket, which is faded and chipped at the spine. A huge and important collection of 52 stories.

Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout, Farrar & Reinhart, NY. 1938. First Edition. $1,250.00

A fine, bright copy with the top edge stain as fresh as when it was published. In the original dust jacket, which is sunned on the spine, price-clipped, a dime-sized chip at bottom corner of front panel, some closed tears and lightly frayed at spine ends. Overall, a very nice copy of a very scarce book in collectors’ condition.

Where There’s a Will by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1940. First Edition. $2,250.00

Endpapers foxed, a stain on one page, else an exceptionally bright and fresh copy in the scarce dust jacket, which is lightly worn at corners and spine tips. A lovely collector’s copy.


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